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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter.
6.00 Mackenzie Benedictus
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins
7.04 Vivaldi Nulla in Mundo Pax
Sincera Emma Kirkby (soprano), Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood
7.30 Wolf Italian Serenade
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Semyon Bychkov
8.04 Butterworth A Shropshire Lad (excerpts)
Thomas Allen (baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Vivaldi Nulla
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Handel Concerto Grosso in B flat,
Op 3 No 2
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.15 Uszt Grand Galop Chromatique Leslie Howard (piano)
9.25 Dag Wiren Serenade for Strings Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Kenneth Montgomery
9.49 Bach Fugue in G, BWV577 (Jig Fugue) Simon Preston (organ)
9.52 Mendelssohn Christmas; New Year's Day; Ascension Day (Six Anthems, Op 79)
BBC Singers, conductor Brian Kay
10.00 British Film Composers Walton, arr Palmer A Wartime Sketchbook (excerpts)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
10.08 Walton Suite: Henry V (excerpts) Guildhall String Ensemble, director Robert Salter
10.14 Walton, arr Mathieson Prelude: Richard III
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Charles Groves
10.22 Mendelssohn In Passiontide;
In Advent; On Good Friday (Six Anthems, Op 79)
BBC Singers, conductor Brian Kay
10.28 Grainger Dreamery
BBC Philharmonic/Richard Hickox
10.36 Composer of the Week: Beethoven Choral Fantasia
Daniel Barenboim (piano),
John Alldis Choir, New Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer Producer Fiona Sheimerdine
E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Galop Chromatique
Piano: Leslie Howard
Piano: Dag Wiren Serenade
Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery
Unknown: Simon Preston
Conductor: Brian Kay
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Director: Robert Salter
Conductor: Charles Groves
Conductor: Brian Kay
Conductor: Grainger Dreamery

: Artist of the Week Encore

Pierre Boulez
Composer, conductor and campaigner Pierre Boulez talks to Joan Bakewell about his prolific Career. Revised repeat


Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Talks: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett with the latest news and views from the music world. This week, silent-film legend Charlie Chaplin as a composer, and an assessment of the Royal Ballet on the 100th birthday of its founder, Dame Ninette de Valois. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Introduced by Chris Wines. Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Défunte; Jeux d'Eau; Miroirs
Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli; Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor


Introduced By: Chris Wines.
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

: Labyrinth

An excerpt from Marin Marais's Suite d'un Gout Etranger. Jordi Savall (bass viol),
Ton Koopman (harpsichord),
Hopkinson Smith (baroque guitar)


Bass: Jordi Savall
Harpsichord: Ton Koopman
Harpsichord: Hopkinson Smith

: Spirit of the Age

Michelene Wandor talks to soprano Catherine Bott and tenor John Potter about the wide and colourful variety of singing styles that have been applied to early music. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Soprano: Catherine Bott
Tenor: John Potter
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: 100 Great Singers

A weekly series exploring the recorded legacy of the great singers of our century. Ian Partridge introduces countertenor Andreas Scholl.
Producer Mark Rowlinson


Introduces: Ian Partridge
Unknown: Andreas Scholl.
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Centurions

One hundred great 20th-century works of art.
Andy Warhol : Campbell's Soup Cans Artist and film-maker Andy Warhol achieved notoriety in the 1960s. In mass-producing images of everyday items, Warhol questioned both authorship and the validity of uniqueness. He provoked intense debate, being damned as America's greatest charlatan and - equally - praised as its greatest visionary. Producer Jules Wilkinson


Unknown: Andy Warhol
Unknown: Andy Warhol
Producer: Jules Wilkinson

: The Year

Continuing the series exploring works first performed in each year of this century. Ivan Hewett introduces music from 1932 that goes in search of other places and other times. Bartok Mikrokosmos (excerpts) Gyorgy Sandor (piano)
Chavez Horse-Power Suite
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eduardo Mata
Respighi Suite : Belkis, Queen of Sheba Philharmonia/Geoffrey Simon Stravinsky Duo Concertant Itzhak Perlman (violin), Bruno Canino (piano) Producer Ekene Akalawu


Introduces: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Bartok Mikrokosmos
Piano: Gyorgy Sandor
Conductor: Eduardo Mata
Conductor: Respighi Suite

: Sunday Feature: Soundings

Robert Rauschenberg
In a rare interview, artist
Robert Rauschenberg talks about a revolutionary career which began with collaborations with John Cage at Black Mountain College and exploded in the fifties when he and Jasper Johns rose to prominence in a New York art world previously dominated by Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Tim Marlow explores Rauschenberg's innovative work as a painter, sculptor, composer, photographer and choreographer, with contributions from art dealer Leo Castelli , writer Calvin Tomkins and dancers Merce
Cunningham and Trisha Brown. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Robert Rauschenberg
Artist: Robert Rauschenberg
Unknown: Jackson Pollock
Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Leo Castelli
Unknown: Calvin Tomkins
Unknown: Trisha Brown.
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: A Streetcar Named Desire

In Tennessee Williams's masterpiece set in New Orleans,
Blanche Dubois 's tender feelings are destroyed by Stanley Kowalski 's brutal desire as they battle for the control of those close to them.
Music by John Roby. Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Blanche Dubois
Unknown: Stanley Kowalski
Music By: John Roby.
Director: Martin Jenkins
Blanche: Glenne Headly
Stanley: Vincent D'Onofrio
Stella: Amy Brenneman
Mitch: David Selby
Steve: Fred Coffin
Eunice: Rondi Reed
Pablo: Armondo Molina
Doctor: Jamie Hanes
Matron: Lyvingston Holmes

: Choir Works

Three programmes of Viennese choral music, presented by Jeremy Summerly. 1: The Hofkapelle. Liturgical music by three musical directors of the Imperial Court: the 17th-century composer Johann Heidrich Schmelzer , and two 18th-century composers -
Johann Joseph Fux and Antonio Caldara. Schmelzer Solemn Vespers
Gradus ad Parnassum/Junghanel Fux Kaiserrequiem
Clemencic Consort/Clemencic Caldara Missa Laetare
Max Emanuel Cencic (treble), Jean Nirouet (alto), Kurt Equiluz (tenor), Ernst Jankowitsch (bass), Vienna Boys' Choir, Chorus Viennensis, conductor Uwe Christian Harrer Producer John Thornley


Presented By: Jeremy Summerly.
Unknown: Johann Heidrich Schmelzer
Unknown: Johann Joseph Fux
Unknown: Antonio Caldara.
Unknown: Max Emanuel Cencic
Unknown: Jean Nirouet
Tenor: Kurt Equiluz
Conductor: Uwe Christian Harrer
Producer: John Thornley

: World Music

Songs of the New World
Six programmes in which Tony Seeger explores the folk music traditions of the United States.
2: Saturday Night


Unknown: Tony Seeger

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Schubert Mass in A flat, D678
Barbara Kajetanowicz (soprano),
Waltraud Hofman-Mucher (contralto), Equiluz Manfre (tenor), Sooster Evert (bass), Prague Philharmonic Choir, Janacek PO/Stanislav Macura
1.50 Beethoven Triple Concerto in C Slovenian Trio, Slovenian RTVSO, conductor Samo Hubad
2.30 Brahms Organ Chorale Preludes Olli Porthan
3.00 Franck Prelude, Chorale and Fugue Robert Silverman (piano)
3.20 Hellendaal Concerto Grosso
No 5 in D Combattimento Consort
3.35 Tulindberg String Quartet No 3 in C Ostrobothnian Quartet
4.00 Prokofiev Suite: Romeo and Juliet Finnish RSO, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
4.30 Hummel Trio for Two Violins and Cello Viktor Simcisko and Alzbeta Plazkurova (violins), Helena Gafforova (cello)
5.00 Kraus Symphony in C Concerto Koln
5.10 Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole Wyneke Jordans and Leo van Doeselaar (pianos)
5.40 Sutermeister Sonatina in E flat
Desmond Wright (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Barbara Kajetanowicz
Contralto: Waltraud Hofman-Mucher
Tenor: Equiluz Manfre
Tenor: Sooster Evert

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